Revised Ivy Bridge launch schedule
With the constant flow of information about Intel's new desktop and mobile platforms it's easy to forget that many of the specifics that have been discussed are mere rumor, or future plans, that may change at any time before the launch. For many, the most important piece of news will be the official release date, so we are pleased to report new official launch dates and details, revealed by Sweclockers, and later confirmed by Donanimhaber.
The original launch date for Ivy Bridge was to be April 8th, but that has had to be adjusted, not least because of surplus stocks of Sandy Bridge wafers that need to be used up. It seems that the 7 series desktop chipsets - Z77, Z75, H77 and B75 - will be available from retailers on April 8, but Ivy Bridge processors will start rolling out 3 weeks later, on April 29.
There are ten i5 and i7 processors due for release on April 29. These include i7-3770, i7-3770K, i7-3770S and i7-3770T from the i7 range. For the i5 range, we will see i5-3570K, i5-3550, i5-3550S, i5-3570T, i5-3450 and i5-3450S processors.
Five weeks later, on June 3, Intel will launch several more i5 processors, as well as the mobile chipsets. The processors to be launched at this stage include i5-3470, i5-3470S, i5-3475S, i5-3570 and i5-3570S. Core i3 and Pentium processors with the new core will not be available until the holiday season.
Related News (older articles):
Mar 01, 2012: Complete Ivy Bridge line-up is leaked on Intel website
Feb 23, 2012: Launch schedule of Ivy Bridge processors
Feb 15, 2012: Details of Ivy Bridge Core i3 CPUs leaked
Dec 19, 2011: Prices of Ivy Bridge desktop CPUs
Nov 27, 2011: Ivy Bridge desktop CPU lineup details, part II
Nov 27, 2011: Ivy Bridge desktop CPU lineup details